The 1961 Stanley Cup Finals were played between the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Black Hawks. The Black Hawks would win the best-of-seven series four games to two to win their third Stanley Cup, their first since 1938. As of 2009, this is the most recent Black Hawks Cup championship.
Two of the most notable athletes in Chicago sports history, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita made their first Stanley Cup appearances. Hull scored two in the first game including the winner, and Mikita scored the winner in game five.